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Cheap Talk

Sarah Tomlinson & Joshua Wolf Shenk


Cheap Talk

Sarah Tomlinson & Joshua Wolf Shenk



December 11, 2014



2806 Clearwater St

Los Angeles, CA




Sarah Tomlinson is a Brooklyn- and Los Angeles-based writer. She has ghostwritten ten books, including two uncredited New York Times best sellers.

Her music criticism and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Marie Claire, MORE,, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. Her father-daughter memoir, GOOD GIRL , is due from Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) on April 21, 2015.

Joshua Wolf Shenk is a curator, essayist, and author, most recently, of Powers of Two: Seeking the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs (Eamon Dolan Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). His magazine pieces include cover stories in Harper’s, Time, and The Atlantic, where his essay “What Makes Us Happy?” was the most read article in the history of that magazine’s website. His work has also appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the national bestseller Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. His first book, Lincoln’s Melancholy, was named one of the best books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and won awards from The Abraham Lincoln Institute, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the National Mental Health Association.

For the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 series Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the recently published book, Powers of Two, Seeking the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs will curate three Cheap Talk conversations focused on collaborations with, in and around Los Angeles, a city that presents many challenges.